Comments Posted By E.P. Hantera

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I wanted it to go. Willed it. And it did. I never had to see that damn dog again. Goodbye Pedro. I never did anything to actually make it disappear. Was just very relieved when it didn’t come back.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 02.15.2013 @ 2:51 pm


There’s no amount of consoling that’s going to help her. She’s beyond it. First the dog and then Gran. Poor little Charlotte.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 01.02.2013 @ 4:08 pm


don’t give it up. the sense of urgency you feel when something really fires you. rise, meet the challenge and you will thank yourself when it is complete. Rise.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 11.29.2012 @ 3:15 pm


Given that I can’t change a fuse to save my life, I thought it was rather brave of me to step forward and offer that night. It was during the party and Jeff was making eyes at Lorraine again. It’s man up time and so to the fuses I went.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 07.23.2012 @ 12:20 pm


The bunting is still hanging from the top of the shelf. It looks forlorn and tired. Martin would pull the decorations down but he did his back in reaching for the plug socket during the Jubilee coverage.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 07.16.2012 @ 3:03 pm


broomsticks – that’s what first came to mind. but that’s bedknobs – not the same thing as doorknobs at all. never seen the film, although would like to – maybe tomorrow.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 07.13.2012 @ 2:12 pm


i was wondering what the word would be today. today it is a suggestion. obvious thing to write about but I am tired and need sleep. going to bed early would be a good suggestion.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 07.10.2012 @ 3:28 pm


it was 1969, October 25th if I remember rightly. Man had walked on the moon and I had just had my first stuffed crust pizza. Anachronistic? Nope! My mother invented it.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 06.28.2012 @ 2:01 pm


it was out of necessity that I rolled her over and poured my breath into her lungs, rhytmically pushing on her chest. Life was there somewhere, I was sure. But how long had she been in the lake?

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 06.02.2012 @ 11:54 am


I didn’t want to do it. Organising the Christmas party is one of the biggest hassles going. I wasn’t even at the organisation meeting but Richard said he’d do it and afterwards remembered that I owed him one (due to that situation with the office photocopier and a bottle of JD).

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 05.31.2012 @ 3:09 pm


the tour lasted 30 minutes. Gerald showed us the centrepiece of the town – a small house that once belonged to a hermit and then had to admit that the place held no more architecture worthy of a further glance.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 05.29.2012 @ 2:10 pm


The dog went out of sight to retrieve the stick and that’s the last we saw of him. Frieda was upset and waited by the hummock all evening. I went home, happy. I never liked that yapping pest.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 05.25.2012 @ 2:12 am


We looked at each other for a least 10 seconds. ‘How did you know what I was thinking?’ I said. ‘Simple’, she smiled. ‘We’ve been together 67 years and not once have I guessed incorrectly’.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 05.17.2012 @ 7:30 am


I didn’t want to talk to him the moment I walked into the party. He made a beeline for me and started talking incessantly about stamps. I cleared my throat so the whole room looked at us. “I hold you in complete disgregard”, I said loudly and walked out.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 05.13.2012 @ 11:25 am


go and tell your father that you didn’t get nominated. that the film you made isn’t the best thing since sliced bread. honestly, we bring you up to be a decent and respectable person and then they want to give you an Oscar. what will i wear?

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 05.05.2012 @ 12:08 pm


Owen doesn’t believe in ghosts. At the lake last night he watched as a swan came up from the shallow waters and rose over them both like a spirit. ‘It’s a sign’ said Lottie ‘We shouldn’t have been doing that here’.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 04.20.2012 @ 3:23 pm


i looked over the lenses at the spectacle before me. Two cars – one Ford Ka and one Fiat 500 had crashed – ‘what was the likelihood of that?’ I thought. I pushed my sunglasses down onto my nose and cycled on.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 04.19.2012 @ 6:45 am


it’s not that first place wasn’t enticing enough, it’s just that second would have been better. not everyone remembers winners. some remember the runners up. at least that’s what he told himself when really he wasn’t good enough

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 04.14.2012 @ 4:12 pm


I’ve always wondered why I didn’t want a pony. Perhaps it was because I didn’t care for animals. They make more problems than the happiness they supposedly give. Wind flying through my hair for a few minutes? Manure, cleaning, pet bills and many other headaches are more likely.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 02.11.2012 @ 5:48 am


it was a chance in a million but the ink blot landed on my shirt when I didn’t notice. We won’t go with you for this proposal they said at the meeting. Really? I said. I thought it all went very well. Bad dresser they said and left. It was only later that I saw the blemish.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 12.16.2011 @ 3:07 pm


It was half an hour ago that I filed the patent and now I realise that ‘breathing’ may be stretching the bounds of the application. Still, I get it I will be rich beyond my dreams. Worth a try.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 11.08.2011 @ 1:09 pm


Tell me if I am a dragon, or a hidden tiger? I forget which. The days seem to roll into one and the nights are no better? I rang the pizza delivery guy for a chat – he said he had his own problems, crouching as he was between the freezer and the baking oven, trying to catch a rat.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 09.21.2011 @ 3:25 am


Divisions are nasty, very horrible. I once knew a man who had to do long multiplication, followed by long division, all while sitting on top of the Berlin Wall. Talk about a nasty case of division.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 09.05.2011 @ 6:30 am


I never wanted a secretary. I always liked the mundane chores of office work; filing, typing-up notes and tea-making. I told them so, but they ignored my little pleasures. Barry, make me a tea will you?

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 08.28.2011 @ 3:32 am


there is only one use for a brick – building. its geometry is not for breaking windows, hurling at police cars or causing the most damage possible. using a brick for the worse is moronic.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 08.09.2011 @ 12:02 am


give me a break. the crown jewels were under lock and key. It’s just that I forgot to lock the safe when I went to the loo. it’s not my fault. too many passwords and combinations in this day and age. I can’t remember it all.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 08.06.2011 @ 6:09 am


Let’s think about this rationally. As your manager, I speak and you obey. That’s how it should work yes? But I find you doing much of the talking. Form a partnership perhaps?

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 08.04.2011 @ 2:56 pm


You know, it’s not a colour I would have picked for you. It makes your skin look sore and unedifying. The dress itself, the colour of a boiling lobster, is not a classic.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 08.02.2011 @ 2:22 pm


let’s get one thing straight. it wasn’t my fault. I went to the root of the problem and couldn’t find the culprit. Esther says it was Sam and Sam says it was Joanne. Someone is covering something up.

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 08.01.2011 @ 2:58 pm


don’t utter a thought that anyone else disagrees with, keep your opinions to yourself, there’s no one else who wants to hear what you have to say, keep in step man, keep in step

» Posted By E.P. Hantera On 07.31.2011 @ 4:06 am

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